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TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Three Discussion Thread
« on: March 10, 2011, 12:45 PM »
Given the sheer numbers of battle droids and the ability to produce more daily compared to the growing time of clone and training time of Jedi, the CIS probably could've won the war if the whole conflict hadn't been engineered by the Sith.

Shadows of the Dark Side / Re: 2011 Saga Legends Figures
« on: March 9, 2011, 11:21 PM »
Hasbro press photos of the next Legends assortment show Spacetrooper...which is really the POTF2 Dark Trooper. OOPS! Also, the Saga 2006 kit bash Boba Fett. What will be on the actual cards, though, remains to be seen.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Jedi Turbo Speeder
« on: March 8, 2011, 05:50 PM »
I saw one today at a Wal-mart, too. It may be the only new Star Wars thing that Wal-Mart has gotten all year.

The snowtroopers have popped up via Asia area sellers

Hoth Battle Snowtroopers

Shadows of the Dark Side / Re: 2011 Saga Legends Figures
« on: March 8, 2011, 01:36 PM »
They are sloooow to change Legends' line-up, though.

As for the idea of ending of Legends being integrated with Vintage, what would probably happen is that Hasbro repacks the same crop of Legends figures on vintage cards as part of the vintage assortment (They've really already have done this with Super Battle Droid and ROTS Obi Wan), therefore you have the same  repacks/peg warmers on fancier card backs...arguably making things worse than before since they'd have the same SKU as vintage. Does anyone remember the late 90's? The same figures shipped over and over and nothing new to be found because stores were packed to the gills with Tarkins, rancor keepers, Ponda Babas  and so forth, and the stores stopped ordering to the point that a wave was cancelled and sent to the fan club. If Legends merged with Vintage, you can take the current the Vintage Sandtroopers and ROTS Clones stuck at stores and mulitply them times 10.

Collect All 92! / Re: Weequay
« on: March 7, 2011, 08:28 AM »
Hey, they redid Malakili. That figure, of a shirtless fat man (not exactly mass appeal), was one of the biggest peg warmers of POTF, alongside Ponda Baba...who is also getting a new figure.

So when they say they won't redo means in the immediate future.

I wonder if Hasbro will continue the CP format at some point after 2012... they're releasing EU figures on Vintage cards, why not just return the CP line?

Because it failed.

Or was deemed a failure.

The Vintage Collection / Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 7
« on: March 7, 2011, 08:22 AM »
Strange, thinking of all the cantina types they gave holsters to and the imperial scanning crewman who clearly never had any.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: GI Joe Retaliation - The Movie
« on: March 5, 2011, 11:06 PM »
Things are looking different for the sequel (August 12, 2012 release date)

Sienna Miller said she wouldn't come back.

And From Rachel Nichols' twitter
GI JOE 2 News Flash: The only characters to return in the JON CHU directed sequel will be SNAKE EYES, STORM SHADOW, and DUKE...
5:52 PM Mar 3rd via Twitter for iPhone

Wow. I thought Tatum blew, and he's one of two speaking characters returning. Maybe Shipwreck will be added to this trainwreck!

So COBRA rose and now what...the one character who most likely died is the only Cobra?  ???

Collect All 92! / Re: Walrus Man
« on: March 5, 2011, 01:45 PM »
Decapitating? That would've been hardcore.

I hope for a Kenner style recolor of this Ponda Baba. Maybe not with cartoon eyes. They did 4-LOM and Zuckuss!

Collect All 92! / Re: Weequay
« on: March 5, 2011, 01:42 PM »
I liked Kenner's original a tad more than the 1997 one. Or at least the 97 one wasn't an amazing ugrade, besides the waist and left hand grip.

When in comes to skiff gaurds in general there's this annoyance I feel because their rides, the skiffs, aren't easy to come by. (What moron decided to release the vintage version two years after the movie? It was one of the key vehicles in the film.) Which why I never appreciated their figures as much as I could.

Anyway, I much want a new skiff more than a third take on this Weequay. Though, I'd probably get him when they made him.

Wow, price bump on the pilots sucks...  $29.99 isn't atrocious, but sucks nonetheless.

Those Endor sets are now priced at $31.99 around here I noticed.

Yup. I was there yesterday, and they were $31.99. They'll be $50 by summer.  ::)

History of EU waves is one of peg warmers (Shadows of the Empire 1996) and often hard-to-find short runs (POTF's EU wave, Darth Revan and Malek, the final Legacy wave).

In terms of not making all the key characters of a story. That definately was a flaw in the comic packs. That's why remaking Xizor was not a great choice. He got a figure, two...technically, though by current standard, the asthetics might be lacking. But wouldn't it have been better to make a previously unmade character from Shadows of the Empire? (And were many requesting that Leia, the comic packs were Leia heavy at times...)

It bugged me  (back in 1996) that Xizor had no henchmen made. Big shot crime lord, apparently, no one to do his bidding. One reason I never warmed up to his character. Heck, Jabba is just a slug without his goons.

The only Star Wars clearance around here are Legacy Capt. Colton and Bespin Guards for around $4. Oh, and the Clone Wars tin at TRU...bleh.

Though, I'm not into the era its set in, The Old Republic cinematic trailers have potential for great figures, like the Sith guys, the female mandalorian, Alderaan troopers.

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